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in virginia for examination. the blast killed 8 people and destroyed numerous homes. a fifth person has been charged with posing as a victim of that pipeline explosion in order to get help. 51-year-old daniel stansbury of los altos has pled not guilty to seven charges including identity theft and falsely claiming aid. prosecutors say he went to a resource center for blast victims used a false name and said he lived in the crestmoor neighborhood. he then allegedly accepted more than $2,000 in gift cards. prosecutors also say he spent nine nights in hilton hotels paid for by pg&e. >>> the off again on again execution is now off again and it will be for some time. albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tonight. it would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. but the state supreme court denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for lethal injection. now the state won't be able to execute brown until 2011 because california's supply of lethal injection drugs expires tomorrow. a new supply won't arrive until next year. >>> a bay area mom is
of the eastern seaboard. already to north carolina and now extending to virginia. officials say prepare evacuation plans. >> it's going to be too close to the coast not to be ready to go. >> always left. when they said it was coming, i left. >> the glancing blow to several small caribbean islands left plenty of damage, although no reports of injury. it is preparations from the carolinas to new england. this morning president obama will participate in a call with fema about hurricane preparations. as earl continues to look as if those preparations will be needed. emily schmidt, abc news. >> 5:49. mike, you're busy checking out the computers looking at the latest on hurricane earl. >> yes. let's look at the graphics and show you what's going on as far as earl. a category 3 storm. out of the northwest about 16 mph. still looks like it's going to skirt the east coast coming closest to cape hatteras and also to the cape around massachusetts and heading up towards nova scotia. to deviate 100 miles to west, flooding rains there in virginia and possibly new england. for now looking at mainly ri
of the eastern seaboard by tonight. you can see the gail force winds here off virginia and we will be looking at some very strong winds, a couple inches of rain throughout new york city. temperatures today then a little cooler downtown. we're out of the 80s. 78 san francisco. look for 85 in oakland. upper 80s through san rafael. so you'll come down around 3 degrees today. not much. and you head inland 97 in concord. look for 98 livermore, 94 san jose and down by the monterey bay. a little cooling here at our beaches, 75. but inland it's as hot today as yesterday. it was 96 in morgan hill as well as hollister. here's the look ahead. you'll notice today triple digit heat east of the caldecott tunnel with cooling at our coast. tomorrow cooling spreads around the bay and inland and over the weekend breezier through labor day and looks like we'll be back into that pattern of cooler than average into early next week. good morning, megan. >> just got word of an injury crash in concord. westbound highway 4 at willow pass road. emergency crews heading to the scene there. no word if any lanes are block
concerns are it's coming northwest, the coast of north carolina and extreme southeast virginia on early friday morning and late thursday night. later on friday into saturday, for southeastern new england. just a small change in the direction of the storm could raise an impact. the large waves, beach erosion and rip currents will be a problem up and down the east coast until earl is gone. >> we're already seeing the first mandatory evacuation on north carolina's ocracoke island. how are you managing evacuations all up and down and in what regions? >> well, the evacuations are, of course, the authority of the local officials so we don't make that call. we will probably have to go with some warnings later on today as the storm gets closer and that will probably trigger other evacuations within the watch and warning areas. >> let's talk about that watch and warning area. give us an area, from where to where do you recommend that people are very conscious about this storm? >> all right. i would take anywhere along the north carolina coast, tropical storm conditions in the far southeast, all
to virginia this morning. that storm still expected to curve away from the east coast, but given the storm's size, probably will at least see tropical storm force conditions there on the outer banks of north carolina late tomorrow. back to our weather. it's pretty comfortable and tame in comparison. 59 degrees, san francisco. our main concern today is the heat. look at those temperatures. san jose, 92 degrees. even san francisco looking a little toasty today at 85. upper 80s around oakland. north bay valleys soaring into the 90s. and here you see your seven-day forecast. tomorrow looks a little hotter. we have a spare the air day today for poor air quality, especially around the south bay. as we head toward the weekend, we'll see some cooling. but it is a spare the air day around the bay area, which will impact your morning commute. there's a live look at a pretty congested 880. mike inouye, our traffic expert, as a full look at our traffic report coming up in just a few minutes. >>> and while you were sleeping, a new study came out linking three major health problems to not we h ee enoug
declared a state in the state and the governor's of virginia and maryland have also declared states of emergency. other atlantic coast states are preparing as well for potential effects from the storm. >>> it is 5:05. it is going to be another warm one around here but it's also a "spare the air" day. let's look at day 2 of the mini heat wave. lawrence? >> kind of nice to have the heat around the bay area. haven't seen much of it all summer long. step out the door right now and those temperatures are already very mild to warm all around the bay area. we have numbers well into the 60s, inland under clear skies. clear as a bell inside the bay and even at the coast, no fog to speak of. that's a good sign that we're headed for another very warm day around the bay area. going to be hot in many spots again inland. probably going to top out about 103 degrees in some of the hottest spots. you get inside the bay, yeah, it's going to be on the warm to hot side, as well. mid-80s to mid-90s in some of the warmer areas. at the coast, head to the beach, probably one of the nicer beach days all sum
and virginia with more to come. more will come farther north. no injuries have been reported. there is some flooding this morning on the resort islands of north carolina's outerbanks. thousands were told to leave and most did. >> it's at its worst point. we are not going to put any emergency worker in harm's way. >> we were going to ride it out in the pool and the hot tub out back. but when they make you leave, you know... >> business owners stayed to board up their buildings. now earl is headed north and people in new england getting ready for a wet labor day weekend. >>> checking traffic and weather we are going to start with elizabeth for our friday commute. will people be taking this day off as well as monday? >> absolutely. we are hoping for friday traffic conditions. friday extra light traffic conditions this morning. gridlock this afternoon as people head out of town for the long holiday weekend. slow towards the golden gate bridge. northbound 101 on doyle drive right there past cemetery curve, there was a solo spinout. chp on scene now. bridge crews are out there, as well. a minor
report from virginia in a moment. >> we can forecast we are headed into the holiday weekend fog this morning cool temperatures on tap the ways that is tracking it is all. >> it's really not that bad. no triple digits for labor day and temperatures are cooling off as we head into your labor day weekend overall it's not too bad. golden gate bridge shot seeing fog starting to move been through the golden gate bridge this is where the fog has settled. a cool done starting today is much cooler by your labor day. here's look some hot spots to give you an idea if you're headed to big sur plenty of sunshine for your labor day temperature of about 74 degrees person crews wore the nets' 77 partly cloudy lots of sun hopping in about 81 for simpson bridge beach so simpson beach looks like a good spot this weekend at the fog this morning and the most part contain to the coast piquancy it is moving in through the sense that this morning up in the point way race but for the most part it is kind of set along the coast kern tempters 56% francisco 59 through oakland into mountain view san jose te
. tens of thousands of tourists were evacuated from the area. but karen edwards from virginia rode out the storm. >> at 5:00 a.m. this morning i was really nervous. it shook the whole house and woke me up. >> reporter: earl passed farther out to sea than predicted but the powerful storm battered the barrier islands are 70-mile-an-hour winds. power is out for thousands and there is flooding. many are relieved it wasn't worse. >> we dodged a bullet, purely and simply north carolina dodged a bullet. >> reporter: business owners hope they can salvage the rest of the holiday weekend. earl is expected to bring more trouble. the massive storm will likely brush eastern long island before taking aim at massachusetts. a hurricane warning is in effect for cape cod and nantucket, which could get 100- mile-per-hour winds. >> i trust that it will be okay and i mean, we didn't board up our house but we took everything in. we followed all the instructions. >> reporter: federal emergency teams are already activated in massachusetts where the governor has declared a state of emergency. manuel gallegus,
:09 a.m. parts of virginia feeling hurricane earl strength making its way along the eastern coast 105 mi. an hour winds. all when being picked up 105 mi. an hour winds. categoric to whins. it went past north carolina this morning. all of this being felt pictures out of negs said north carolina. these are the earliest images. >> feeling strong wind and halting rain that's just a taste of what these coast is going to experience or the day. >> bridge in rain started stocking these coast late thursday. first hurricane earlier site director len short. is not expected to make landfall until canada but along the eastern seaboard hurricane watches and warnings were in effect days before the storm appeared n.c. declared a state of emergency. there are 80 national guard's 150 more on standby. local businesses are taking a beating economically. labor day is our busiest weekend or the last of our weekends. so it's hard. hours before the approach during servers to the bench of the waves which are expected to serve s surged as the store to close by. that of school so mix a good. not excited about the
to really feel it. maryland tropical storm warning issued from virginia through the jersey area. that means tropical storm forced winds are expected within the next 48 hours. that is anything from 39 to 74- mile-an-hour winds. to the west. there's the showers showers and thunderstorms. here's earl. pretty much the same as you can see, as it heads off to the the carolinas. still off our coast. with a 3 or perhaps strong 2 category storm. right now, up to 132. a little further to the east. not going to impact anybody as it heads out not north and northeast. and just a minute ago, gaston, a new tropical storm heading out to the west, with winds of 40. yes, the tropics are going crazy. tonight, cooler and quiet nice night again. but warmer than last night. another very, very warm day. with increase in high clouds. particularly tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow's high, about 92 degrees. we'll update the five-day forecast. with gaston and fiona and earl coming up. >> all right, bob. thank you. >>> still ahead at 5:00, wjz continues to monitor the breaking news at the discovery channel headquarters. th
they remain in effect for the entire del marva, the delaware beaches, maryland and virginia beaches right on down the line. and they will be lifted here eventually, after it's noted that the impact of earl is starting to farther to the north and northeast. we're still seeing 12-mile-per- hour winds. they're some of the heaviest in the state. 13-mile-per-hour winds around pax river. but now, the heaviest winds are kind of flanked by ocean city. and 21 did 25 in cumberland for two different reasons. down on the shore, direct impact because of earl moving away. but coming in from the west, well, that's the high pressure trying to build in. the same front that is pushing earl up to the northeast. and the high pressure behind it, creating the pressure between those two systems. and the higher winds are out to the west as a result. we will continue to keep you posted. for now, back inside. >> thank you very much, tim and bob. >>> first warning weather coverage continues now with adam may, live in ocean city, where earl is causing minor problems there. adam? >> reporter: well, very minor. and no
seaboard. it could be impacting the north carolina-virginia area as a category three storm by as early as tomorrow evening. hurricane warnings are up and the storm will continue to weaken as it skirts the eastern seaboard, new england could be impacted as well. if you have travel plans for the holiday weekend, stay tuned to hurricane earl. here is what it looked like in the bay area, a hot afternoon inland with 97 degrees in concord. half moon bay, 75 degrees. so a nice warm one along the coast. 84 in san francisco. look at santa rosa, down sloping winds, 96 degrees there. san jose, 94. oakland got up to 90 degrees. certainly the warmup we expected and we're not done with the heat just yet. numbers is still warm, 70s and 80s across most of the bay area. not as warm at the coast. cooling trend heading into the weekend. watch what happens to the fog, it's going to stay off the coast and continue to skirt off our coastline. tomorrow morning, its clear mild start. temperatures in the 50s to the mid-60s. offshore flow, not quite as strong as it was today so slightly cooler at our coastline.
. it will weaken as it moves up through virginia and by early morning hours tomorrow in new jersey, then nova scotia continuing to weaken by tomorrow night. but still looking at a storm surge, raising water levels 3 to 5 feet, 6 inches of rain, the outer banks of north carolina and a couple inches of rain along long island. temperatures are dropping in the north bay, although it's still warmer than yesterday. 50 half moon bay and we will be looking at numbers today to warm quickly in our east bay valleys for another hot day there with upper 90s to near 100. not as warm at our coast and the cooling trend continues through the holiday weekend. 92 santa clara. temperatures here a little cooler, half moon bay, upper 60s. 90 redwood city. a nice day downtown, 78. no more 80s for you. you're on the edge of the cusp of that heat wave dying today in the city, 94 sonoma, 85 oakland. on the warm side here on the east bay. inland valleys, 98 pittsburgh and fog. it will continue to drop temperatures near monterey today. a downward slide slightly around the coast today at our beaches but still hot inland
of north carolina and virginia's border. the weather forecasters say it could pass close to long island before labor day weekend is over. >>> today, crews will likely try to recover the bodies of two of the three victims killed in the plane crash in redwood city. the plane crashed into the lagoon after it took off from the airport. divers recovered the body of a female victim shortly after the crash, but the bodies of the pilot and plane's owner, bob borrmann, who founded r.e. borrmann's steel company, are still in the water. >> they cannot be physically pulled up without lifting the plane. >> we reached the son of bob borrmann by phone. he tells us that his father was on his way to san martin to visit him. the plane will stay in the water until the ntsb completes the investigation. our channel 2 web site has more information about the plane crash. go to ktvu.com. >>> time is 6:44. a conservative legal group says it will appeal to the state supreme court. this is part of the effort to get governor arnold schwarzenegger and attorney general jerry brown to defend proposition 8. the move
across the country. it ranges from two states, kentucky and virginia, which partly disenfranchises anyone with a felony conviction. you lose the right to vote for life in their states. you can apply for clemency and ask the governor to restore your rights. you have to go to an application procedure. it is entirely at his discretion. he decides it is to vote in his state. under some governors, that number drops precipitously. it is purely discretionary. it is entirely within the governor's control. the result is hundreds of thousands of people are disenfranchised in the states. that has a disproportionate impact on communities of color. we have been working with our partners at the naacp and the and say it -- and the aclu to change that. the results or that two states still disenfranchised anyone with a felony conviction. it will not surprise you that florida, alabama, mississippi, and arizona have permanent disenfranchisement are at least some people with criminal convictions. there has been -- i want to talk about it -- the introduction to our report. a number of these laws are firmly ro
causing problems in north carolina and virginia with more to come. no injuries have been reported. there is some flooding this morning on the resort islands of north carolina's outerbanks. thousands were told to leave and most did. >> it's at its worst point. we are not going to put any emergency worker in harm's way. >> we were going to ride it out in the pool and the hot tub out back. but when they make you leave, you know... >> business owners stayed to board up their buildings. now earl is headed north and people in new england getting ready for a wet labor day weekend. >>> in just a few hours, investigators will be at an east bay dump site searching for the one person still missing in a murder spree. four people were murdered, the suspect killed by law officers. 35-year-old frederick sales disappeared a week ago from the hercules home where his father was found beaten to death. the search for sales is now focused on a landfill in pittsburg. the cadillac escalade that the suspect efren valdemoro was seen driving was captured on surveillance tape near a dumpster in hercules, l
three pieces are currently in virginia for examination. the blast killed eight people and destroyed 37 homes. traffic and weather coming up in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. things are getting better on westbound 580 out of the altamont pass. you're now looking at a 29 minute drive from westbound 580 from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange so a good 10 minutes or so better than we saw during my last traffic hit about a half hour ago. westbound 4 still remains really jammed through antioch. no accidents. just our usual congestion from a street towards somersville. still backed up to pittsburg. in vallejo an earlier accident westbound 37 before highway 29. one lane remains closed and they are saying 9:00 before they are going to be able to get it re-opened and at the bay bridge, i think i have a map to show you, there we go, it is backed up well into the macarthur maze but pretty heavy commute as well down the eastshore freeway. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >>> hey, thanks, elizabeth. another nice day expected and another day with
morning. rough seas and rip currents through the weekend. up and down the east coast, virginia, maryland, you get it friday afternoon. into friday night. again, it will weaken after that to a category 2 most likely. the jersey shore friday night and into early saturday morning. then it weakens again, most likely to a category 1. then rolls to long island into cape cod saturday and saturday night. and maine into sunday. watch those rip currents. much more weather ahead in a couple of minutes. we will send it back to you in new york. >> dave, thanks. after seven long years president obama formally announced the end of u.s. combat operations in iraq last night. during his speech, he declared it was time to turn the page and to focus on problems back here at home in the west. bill plan joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the president was speaking last night from the oval office. to underscore the gravity of the situation. he framed his announcement as a promise kept. >> i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. iraqi people now have
threaten the east coast. states of emergency have been declared in north carolina, virginia, and maryland. and from cape hatteras to cape cod, dangerous surf conditions, storm surges and powerful winds are expected later today through saturday. lifeguards are urging labor day beachgoers to be careful of dangerous rip tides. and al is following the track of the storm and he'll have a little bit more coming up in just a bit. >>> this morning, police in maryland are trying to piece together what led a gunman to storm the discovery channel's headquarters wednesday, sparking a four-hour hostage standoff. nbc's tom costello is once again in silver spring, maryland, with the very latest. tom, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. overnight, the police bomb squads were in the building. they cleared the building of four separate devices. they also found handbags, they said, or duffel bags with both guns and ski masks. this began when the suspect walked into the building, demanding to speak to company executives. nbc news called the building to try to find out what was happening,
're tracking hurricane earl is his part of eastern seaboard, a live report from virginia tech web. >> falling whether to the bay as we head into liberty weekend holiday periods we have a lot of fog and cooler temperatures on tap. >> it is a cool days, and not a warm day. s. we will gilda hotter on monday which a lot of people have off. temperatures are still: offer we were a couple of days ago. some hotspot secure a of this week and we we're going camping and big sur, play of sunshine temperatures come right at around 74, santa cruz upper '70's and warmers is indeed coming in around 81 degrees. plenty of sunshine for folks are heading in that area. so right now, we're dealing with some fog but as she concedes really contain to the coast. some places that are getting fog fairly does this morning, golden gate bridge downtown san francisco center fell. lobos fog around richmond. it's going into north bay, the most part it is contained to the coast line. current temperatures in the fifties 56% to cisco upper 50s for oakley work, get to the '60s and concord in livermore. 61 degrees for mom to and
voters in virginia that republicans have no serious ideas on how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> it was an emotional homecoming for a pilot. greeted by his wife, pilot jack conroy called the laning the most significant thing that's happened to him in 32 years of flying. he said though he was just doing his job. >>> and hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest in his home in nevada. he was perhaps best known for his role in "some like it hot." the father of jamie lee curtis, tony curtis was 85. it's 7:09. let's head back to meredith and matt. certainly a huge loss. >> and first of all, jamie lee is a very big kind of friend of ours here, and so our condolences go out to her and the entire family. it is a terrible loss. he was here in 2008 when he wrote that book about his time in hollywood and, remember, when he got there to hollywood, he was brad pitt and george clooney all rolled into one. >> great storyteller, too. >> what a life. >> amy mentioned that "some like it hot" movie where he got to kiss marilyn monroe. reporters asked him what it was like t
. emergency planners to the virginia story line has put its shelters on standby. there are forecast of seven on mortgages several hon problem of the team and does that have already fallen over the past week. the flood watches are in the fact uncrossed eastern carolina. some of the things going in washington congress has left the capital. members of the house have had at home to campaign for reelection after meeting long enough to vote on the continuing resolution to stop the government in operation with funds to do that to the next few months to avoid of free elections federal shutdown. top regulators will testify about how they're working to give financial overhaul bill some teeth. so it's effective. postal service getting attention there will be a verdict today about a day and what they're not they can raise the cost of the stamp by two sons. that would make it 46ยข to mail a letter. postal service lost and it is on a track to lose 7 billion over two years. 5:43 a.m. more headline straight ahead out of vallejo this is westbound 37 rate by 29 they have opened up the slow lane city nearby at
discontinued south of here. hurricane warnings still to the north carolina-virginia border. we've got tropical storm watches and warnings. and then for new england, we have hurricane warnings, because there is a very good possibility that earl could strike nantucket, jutting out there into the atlantic. again, the storm surge is about 2 to 3 feet, maybe 4 in some sections. five really in unusual areas. and again, this system is very tightly packed. it is raining but there's dry air to the north and so it's having a little trouble getting the northern fringes of the storm up into the new york area right now. rainfall amounts generally about 3 to four inches, some areas may pick up 5 to 6 inches and as you can see offshore of new england the rainfall amounts go over the rain bucket more than ten inches of rain. so a very potent storm still. still a dangerous storm, but as you said it could have been a lot worse. back to you. >> thank you, al. we'll check back in a couple of minutes. let's go down the coast about 50 miles. jim cantore is in cape hatteras. jim, how's it looking there? >> reporter:
with lorena bobbitt. so, i tracked her down in virginia to talk about what happened after all those cameras went away. it was the headline felt around the world. >> the woman who cut off her husband's penis. >> lorena bobbitt. >> lorena bobbitt. >> court case that has attracted international attention. >> last thing i remember, i woke up. she just cut it off. >> why that part of his body? >> i don't know why. i know he hurt me. >> reporter: 24-year-old lorena bobbitt said she had been sexually assaulted by her husband one too many times. so, she struck back with a kitchen knife, while her husband slept. >> years of violence and abuse that she was unable to overcome her impulse to defend herself. >> reporter: while lo chargemalisund he was charged with marital buswas charged with marital the trials transfixed america. joking about the bobbitts became a national pastime. and while both were found not guilty, lorena was evaluated, 45 days in a psychiatric institution. eventually, the frenzy died down. that was lorena then. and this is lorena now, 17 years later. a shy and petite 41-year-old mo
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